Saturday, March 8, 2008

Have you never been flannel?

Flannel is not my ideal fabric. First of all, it slips when you sew. That's a big minus. Next, it looks worn out easily. But I had so much flannel left over after my ambition to make gorgeous blankets for my kids fizzled out. I mean, how many blankets does a kid need? Besides, my husband had recently imposed a 2 blankets rule per person. So that explains the choice of fabric.

The pattern for the bag came from Simplicity. (Buy 1 get 1 free from Spotlight) I have very little experience with store bought patterns and it was a challenge to understand the instructions. Whatever I did not understand I just went with my instincts. I think this shoulder bag turned out pretty well even though I dislike knotted handles. But it being a smaller bag, one is unlikely to put much stuff in so there's less danger of painful shoulders. (I need to put on weight around my shoulders!) Once again I left the bag completely uninterfaced. I didn't even use any closure as I don't think it needs any.

So snuggly I just want to bury my face in it


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